Plant, Equipment & Supplies News

Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today's climate. From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.

Travis Perkins,

Covid sends Travis Perkins to £127m half-year loss

Travis Perkins made a pre-tax loss of £126.6m in the first half of 2020 after it forked out more than £100m closing branches and cutting jobs.
defence contract

AmeyBriggs wins £240.2m MITER defence contract

AmeyBriggs has been awarded a £240.2m contract to maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment.
Travis Perkins,

Travis Perkins continues to recover after Covid-19 crash

Travis Perkins has “continued to recover well”, as it reveals the full impact Covid-19 has had on sales figures for the first half of 2020.
construction equipment

Construction equipment sales plunge by 39% in first six months of 2020

Construction equipment sales fell by 39% in the UK during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2019.
Electric forklift

HS2 trials UK’s first electric forklift

HS2 is pioneering the UK’s first electric forklift on one of its major construction sites to support the country’s green economic recovery.
hydrogen powered excavator,

JCB develops ‘world first’ hydrogen powered excavator

Construction equipment company, JCB has established the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator.
Low Emission Zone, construction machinery,

Construction firms offered 6-month exemption from new emission standards

Construction firms in London will be able to apply for a six-month exemption from new Low Emission Zone standards for polluting diggers and bulldozers, amid Covid-19 challenges.
Travis Perkins,

Travis Perkins plans to close 165 branches and cut 2,500 jobs

Travis Perkins has revealed plans to close around 165 branches and reduce its workforce by 2,500, as demand for building supplies falls.
plaster shortage,

Panic buying worsens industry-wide plaster shortage

As plaster shortages continue to plague the construction industry, the BMF and the Construction Products Association have joined forces to support the sector.
rolled lead, illegal cartel,

Two rolled lead firms face £11m fines after illegal cartel admission

Two of the UK’s leading suppliers of rolled lead have admitted to taking part in an illegal cartel, which could see them face fines of more than £11m.
excavator, Kubota

Kubota launches ‘most sustainable’ mini excavator in its class

Kubota has announced today (5 June), on World Environmental Day, the launch of the new KX042-4α excavator, the most environmentally friendly excavator in its class.
Forterra,

Forterra to mothball Bison factory and cut 225 jobs

Forterra has revealed plans to cut around 225 jobs and mothball its Bison hollowcore flooring plant in Derbyshire as part of restructuring proposals.
CESAR ECV,

HS2 adopts new plant emissions scheme

HS2 becomes the first infrastructure project to adopt CESAR ECV, a new advanced emissions identification scheme to create greener construction sites.
JCB,

JCB moves to online machine sales for first time

For the first time JCB has started to sell machines online to support businesses with their plant requirements during the Covid-19 lockdown.
JCB,

JCB job losses ‘a slap in the face’, says Unite

JCB has said that up to 950 jobs are at risk due to a 50% drop in global demand, as construction union Unite calls the announcement ‘a slap in the face’ for hardworking staff.
Marshalls,

Marshalls restructure plans could make up to 400 staff redundant

Landscape products group, Marshalls plc, has revealed it could make up to 400 employees redundant, as it makes a series of restructuring proposals following a fall in sales.
safety measures, jcb,

JCB reopens factory doors with safety measures in place

JCB announced it will re-start production at four of its UK factories as safety measures are rolled out to protect employees in the wake of Covid-19.
construction plant operatives,

Green light for new construction plant operative apprenticeship

The new Trailblazer Apprenticeship for construction plant operatives has been given the go-ahead by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).
construction plant,

New guide for reinstating construction plant

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released guidance to assist checks on construction plant as sites reopen.
construction and earthmoving equipment,

Construction equipment sales crash by 45% in March

Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK market shrunk by 21.8% in Q1 2019, as the impact of the Covid-19 crisis in March causes a sharp drop.
Forterra,

Forterra to recommence brick manufacturing

Production will resume this week at Forterra’s Bison Precast factory in Derbyshire, following temporary suspension amid Covid-19.
Brickmaker,

Brickmaker to resume production

Brick maker, Ibstock will resume production on Monday (27 April), following its temporary suspension to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
construction plant occupations, site operating procedures,

CPA issues site operating procedures for construction plant occupations

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released supplementary site operating guidelines for construction plant occupations during the COVID-19 crisis.
Branch operating guidelines, builders’ merchants,

Branch operating guidelines to help builders’ merchants operate safely

Branch operating guidelines have been published by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to help builders’ merchants operate safely during the COVID-19 lockdown.
JCB Re-opens, PPE,

JCB reopens factory to make PPE for NHS heroes

JCB and a team of volunteer employees have set up production lines to come to the aid of the NHS in need of personal protective equipment (PPE).
plant theft, COVID-19,

Construction plant theft surges by 50% as COVID-19 forces sites to close

Plant and tool theft from vehicles and sites has increased by around 50% in the last two weeks, as construction sites shut and scale down in the face of COVID-19.

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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News

Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today’s climate.

From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.